Request for Proposals: Community Based Training Partnership for Training the Public Health Workforce in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Deadline for Submission of Proposals: 11:59 p.m. ET, August 10, 2018

Application Instructions: Region 2 PHTC USVI RFP Final 7.5.18

With a total funding amount of $25,000 per year (including direct and indirect costs) from the Bureau of Health Workforce at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Region 2 Public Health Training Center’s (PHTC) Central Office, located at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City, seeks a community-based training (CBT) partner to work with the Central Office to conduct the following between October 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019:  and potentially beyond based on performance:


  1. Adapt, where necessary, and administer a training needs assessment of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) public health workforce, focused on their abilities to deliver the Essential Public Health Services to USVI residents


  1. Provide no less than 10 training opportunities either face to face or via distance learning (e.g., live webinars, recorded webinars, teleconferencing, self-guided online courses, e-learning, internet-based materials) to address identified high priority training needs in the workforce and collect required evaluation data


  1. Establish or strengthen two to three public health related student internship opportunities (financially supported by the Central Office) focused on improving the health and well-being of USVI residents


  1. Maintain effective communication with USVI public health workforce leadership to promote and market the work of the Region 2 PHTC Program


  1. Participate in monthly steering committee and program coordinator calls via conference call with the Region 2 PHTC Central Office and related partners to develop strategies for assessing the progress and enhancing outcomes associated with the Regional PHTC Program. Identify USVI Public Health Leader(s) to serve on the R2PHTC Advisory Committee. Participate in the R2PHTC Advisory Committee Meetings


There is a potential for continued funding/partnership beyond June 30, 2019, based on funding availability and performance.


The overall outcomes of this partnership are to increase the number of individuals in the USVI public health workforce and improve the ability of this workforce to provide Essential Public Health Services to USVI residents.